Get Caught Up: 16 takeaways from this week’s Michigan COVID update -- delta spread, mask mandates, third vaccine dose
Michigan’s top health officials spoke Wednesday about the possibility of a mask mandate, the state’s “high” COVID-19 transmission rate, the spread of the delta variant and a third dose of the vaccine.
Washtenaw County Health Department offers booster doses to immunocompromised residents
Starting Tuesday, immunocompromised residents can receive the additional doses during COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Health Department from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Michigan health department recommends universal masking in schools for beginning of 2021-22 school year
“Because many students have yet to be vaccinated and students under age 12 are not yet eligible, layered prevention measures, including universal masking, must be put in place for consistent in-person learning to keep kids, staff and families safe,” reads a MDHHS release.
3 takeaways from Whitmer briefing: Restaurant photo outrage, workplace rules, Michigan’s current state
During a Monday briefing, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talked about the outrage stemming from a photo of her at a restaurant, the new return-to-work rules and Michigan’s overall standing in terms of COVID-19 and unemployment.
Busy week of Michigan COVID news: Whitmer’s restaurant photo, new restrictions, returning to work
There’s been a lot of news surrounding COVID-19 in Michigan over the past week, from a picture of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer violating restrictions at a restaurant, a brand-new reopening timeline and people returning to work.